Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Silver Settings

Use these silver accents for a sparkling salute to the coming year.

After the party, your guests can take these napkin holders home to use as oversize paper clips.

What You Need:

Heigh-ho, silver: Swirl Napkin Clips and Picture Frame Favors.
  • 9-gauge aluminum wire (available at hardware stores)
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers

Instructions:

1. Cut an 18-inch length of wire for each clip, using wire cutters.

2. Bend the wire in half to form a hairpin shape.

3. Curl ends. Use needle-nose pliers to curl each end into a spiral.

4. Slide each clip over a napkin for your party.

These party favors double as place settings. Make them all the same, or make a unique creation for each guest.

What You Need:

It's a place setting and a party favor.
  • Small picture frames in black or silver (1 for each guest)
  • Vintage buttons
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks, or jewelry adhesive
  • Heavy white paper
  • Pen with silver ink
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Attach buttons to frames. Use hot glue or jewelry adhesive to attach the vintage buttons as desired to the frames. Decide the placement of all of the buttons before you begin to glue.

2. Cut white paper to fit the frames. Cut 1 piece for each frame.

3. Write a guest's name on each piece of paper. Slip the paper into the frame.

4. Place a frame at each place setting.

More Ideas:

  • Assemble all of the silver containers, vases, and bowls you own and fill them with bouquets of fresh flowers. The variations in the size and style of the containers will add interest to this centerpiece.
  • A black tablecloth will make your silver and dinnerware shine, but top the black fabric with a lacy crocheted cloth or shawl, or a sheer fabric runner, to keep the table from looking stark.
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